Opinion

Fayette carnival parade winners announced

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Fayette Community Carnival Parade Committee wishes to thank all who participated in the 2019 parade: Grand Marshal—Richard and Susan Watts; Judges—Anthony and Barb Varner, Kirk Freed, Tyson Troutman and Cassidy Dillman; Juniata County Veteran’s Council; Juniata County ...

Digital ticketing must accommodate analog customers

Editorials

Penn State’s announcement that it is all but eliminating paper tickets for sports is the kind of forward-thinking step we’d expect from a school of its stature. But we have to caution the school to remember that not all fans are iPhone-toting millenials who live by their screens. The ...

Thank you, Bernie Howard, for your work

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I’m taking this time out of my day to recognize and thank Mr. Bernie Howard. I have been lucky enough to have coached with three of the best baseball coaches in Mifflin County history. First Mr. Frank Pupo, Mr. Fred Zook and finally Bernie Howard. All three of these men ...

Congress should determine what aid Mexico needs

Editorials

Even before President Donald Trump threatened to use tariffs on Mexican goods imported into the United States, that country’s leaders seemed to be doing more than their predecessors to keep potential illegal immigrants from crossing our southern border. Now, however, the campaign has ...

We need to understand what triggers people to kill

Editorials

Exactly why the pitiful, sick weaklings who murdered 31 people in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, committed their horrific deeds may never be known. But as always, the reaction has been calls that the government do more to prevent mass killings. Stricter gun control laws already have been ...

Drivers must truly understand risks of distracted driving

Editorials

Sometimes things have to be placed in the right context in order for people to put it in the proper perspective. An excellent example of this was a recent Washington Post report on motor vehicle fatalities in the United States. Most people are well aware that distracted driving is posing a ...

Americans need more ‘can do,’ not more candidates

Editorials

Watching the political process play out is more discouraging each election cycle. Even the freshest faces in the field eventually descend to the level that handlers and pollsters tell them they must in order to win: criticizing other candidates in the same party (many of whom they’ll have to ...